Dav, I saw your post about your Nomads and I thought they looked familiar - they look amazing! The distressed leather is stiffer and tougher than the other White's leathers and it holds up beautifully in use. Mine are looking great - I'll need to post some new pics soon. Art, I just wore the black Nomads today. I will get a pic soon, but they still look really new. The black leather doesn't get beat up looking under normal use.